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by MDaunt
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3982
Views: 498192

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Start reading a lot of cliffs notes. Or read USA Today. They have a lot of 200 word articles that skim the surface on the topic. Get the main idea, move on. Or...read a book? Looking for some way to know the answer is Lord of the Flies ? Read the book. Trying to figure out if it's Hemingway? Read H...
by MDaunt
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: We're Back!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2707

Re: We're Back!!!

Another thing to add to my list of things I don't know I'll miss when they're not there.
by MDaunt
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 9250

Re: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Elijah Baley wrote:
MDaunt wrote:Return of the King - part of a trilogy...not a sequel.
Mad Max Fury Road- not a sequel?
Mad Max didn't win Best Picture.
Never mind...

Emily Litella
by MDaunt
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 9250

Re: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Return of the King - part of a trilogy...not a sequel.
Mad Max Fury Road- not a sequel?
by MDaunt
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Modest Proposal
Replies: 32
Views: 4124

Re: A Modest Proposal

My preference would be no.

I would add a donate button and once you have a couple of years hosting fees in the bank, take it down.
by MDaunt
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 7341

Re: Friday, February 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Even though I know he has not been with us for just over three years now, I went with Tom Clancy for FJ, not able to think of anyone better/alive. I'm familiar with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy , but it's been one of several 'know the title, can't remember the author to save my life' bugbears for m...
by MDaunt
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 6860

Re: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anyone else answer "boob" for a rude and unrefined person starting with BOO-? And when they said "Directionally speaking, Hebrew, Arabic, [etc.] are written this way," anyone else go with "backwards"? :D Arabians learn Arabian with the speed of summer lightning. The Hebrews learn it backwards which...
by MDaunt
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 10165

Re: Monday, January 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Love that FJ clue. Gettable, but you gotta dig deep. Took me about twenty seconds - the first fifteen were trying to think of cartoon songs about animals, which was a complete waste of time. Then started thinking about mid-60s Oscar-nominated films based on Tony-winning dramas - a much shorter route.
by MDaunt
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 103
Views: 12348

Re: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Would this type of question be acceptable for any other band? This is the highest charting "Who" song that John Entwistle provided vocals for? This is the highest charting "U2" song that The Edge provided vocals for? This is the highest charting "Simon and Garfunkel" song that Garkfunkel provided v...
by MDaunt
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 103
Views: 12348

Re: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Would this type of question be acceptable for any other band? This is the highest charting "Who" song that John Entwistle provided vocals for? This is the highest charting "U2" song that The Edge provided vocals for? This is the highest charting "Simon and Garfunkel" song that Garkfunkel provided v...
by MDaunt
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Buzzer Speed of Older Folks
Replies: 13
Views: 2779

Re: Buzzer Speed of Older Folks

Buzzer speed is irrelevant. Buzzer timing is everything.

What I find slowing down with age is speed of recall. Making connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information (which is what Jeopardy! really is) now takes me about 20-25% longer than it did 20 years ago.
by MDaunt
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 4588

Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So Jeopardy! automatically assumes your valentine is human, or at least a mammal or a penguin or something. What if you're in love with an iguana? Then your anatomically correct heart will have THREE chambers. I said a similar thing! It's a good thing Christopher Hitchens didn't have a brother, or ...
by MDaunt
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 5936

Re: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

opusthepenguin wrote: I misparsed FJ and thought we were looking for an author who came out with 6 new novels every year. I guessed Agatha Christie.
Ditto.

Would have helped if I had ever heard of Gilbert Ryle.
by MDaunt
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 5415

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wish I'd watched this instead of the horror show I actually watched.
by MDaunt
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 6395

Re: Monday, November 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Won the coin toss between Nevada and Utah, even though the California gull is the foundation of the Nevada economy.
by MDaunt
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3982
Views: 498192

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Also, there are lots and lots and LOTS of things I've outright NHO that make it into the top box. Glenfiddich on 10/5 being one. Why the hell should I know that?! By observing the world around you. I've never had a drink in my life. But between doing pub trivia and watching games at sports bars, I'...
by MDaunt
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 11268

Re: Final Jeopardy! Round

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY NAMES IN THE NEWS FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE This 52-year-old went through a temporary growth spurt, growing 2 inches in less than a year, as revealed by a 2016 physical Barbra Resnick: 9200+9200=18400 (2x = $26,799) Todd Gonzalez: 18400-1=18399 Katrina Ice: 1300-301=999 Correct ...
by MDaunt
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/18/16 week
Replies: 29
Views: 3629

Re: FJs for the 7/18/16 week

Am I the only one old enough to actually remember Carter making the proclamation? And the stupid, stupid songs that precipitated the CB boom(let)?
by MDaunt
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: African American Potpourri Quiz
Replies: 18
Views: 2443

Re: African American Potpourri Quiz

I did very, very (very) poorly on this quiz. Very.

You have exposed my abysmal ignorance.

You couldn't have asked about some blues musicians?